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Greece to Form New Cabinet
Athens, June 16 (BNA) - Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is set to announce a new cabinet in a concessionary move as he seeks support for new austerity measures. Papandreou, who will stay in his post, said he will put the new government to a vote of confidence in the parliament, the BBC reported Thursday. Renewed fears that Greece will default on its debt have shaken markets. The proposed measures are necessary to gain EU and IMF aid, but have been met with fierce opposition in Greece.
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Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea
Sydney, June 16 (BNA) - An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit on Thursday Papua New Guinea without causing any damage. According to Geoscience Australia, the quake struck 175 km east of Kandrian on New Britain and 577 km northeast of the capital Port Moresby.
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Russian, Chinese Leaders to Discuss Economic Ties
Moscow, June 16 (BNA) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet with his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao on Thursday to discuss trade and economic ties, Medvedev''s aide Sergei Prikhodko reported. Hu''s visit to Russia started on Wednesday and will last until Saturday. The Chinese leader is also expected to hold talks with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and visit St. Petersburg to attend the international economic forum, Russian (RIA Novosti) News Agency reported.
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Drone strike in Waziristan kills 4
Afghanistan-Strike Islamabad, June. 15 (BNA) -- At least four suspected militants were killed and two others were wounded in a US drone strike on Wednesday in the Pakistani bordering tribal belt, said officials.
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Russian Premier Arrives in Geneva
Moscow, June 15. (BNA) – Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin arrived today in Geneva where he will take part in the 100th Conference of the International Labour Organisation.
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UK Unemployment total falls by 88,000
London, June. 15 (BNA) -- Unemployment in the UK has fallen by 88,000, while the number of people in work has increased by a similar number, new figures showed today. The quarterly fall was the biggest in more than a decade, taking the jobless total to 2.43 million. The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) jumped by 19,600 last month to 1.49 million, the worst figure for more than a year. Economic inactivity also increased, up by 39,000 in the three months to April to reach 9.37 million, more than a fifth of the working age population.
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Cameron holds Libya talks with NATO
London, June. 15 (BNA) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron was Wednesday holding talks on Libya with Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, amid growing signs of concern at the international community's failure to make a breakthrough in the conflict, it was announced today.
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Canada lifts all restrictions on Japanese foods as radiation fears eased
slug: Japan-Canada Tokyo, June. 15 (BNA) -- Canada has lifted all restrictions on food and animal feed imports from Japan, becoming the first country to withdrew all restrictions on the Japanese food following the March nuclear accident, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said here.
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تظاهر الاف اليونانيين ضد اجراءات تقشف حكومية جديدة
اثينا في 15 يونيو / بنا / تظاهر الاف اليونانيين اليوم قرب مقر البرلمان في العاصمة أثينا في اطار اضراب عام احتجاجا على اجراءات تقشف حكومية جديدة والتي من المقرر ان يناقشها البرلمان في وقت لاحق اليوم الاربعاء . ويحاول رئيس الوزراء اليوناني جورج باباندريو إقرار سياسات تقشف جديدة كجزء من شروط فرضتها حزمة إنقاذ الاتحاد الأوروبي وصندوق النقد الدولي لليونان.
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Spanish protest movement decamps from Madrid
Spain-Protest Madrid, June. 15 (BNA) -- Life in Spain has gone back to normal after the Spanish protest movement of May 15 (known as 15-M) that occupied Madrid's central Puerto del Sol square for nearly a month had vacated.
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